Hester Gelber (Department of Religious Studies)
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Hester Gelber

Professor, by courtesy, of German Studies, Emerita
Professor of Religious Studies, Emerita
1974: Ph.D., Medieval History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1967: M.A., Medieval History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1965: B.A., History (medieval focus), Cornell University

Hester Gelber specializes in late medieval religious thought. She has taught courses on philosophy of religion as well as medieval Christianity. She has written extensively on medieval Dominicans, including: Exploring the Boundaries of Reason: Three Questions on the Nature of God by Robert Holcot OP and most recently It Could Have Been Otherwise: Contingency and Necessity in Dominican Theology at Oxford 1300-1350. She has now retired.

Professor Gelber received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Wisconsin in 1974 and has taught at Stanford since 1978, beginning as a part-time lecturer in Philosophy before moving to Religious Studies in 1982.